Eating liver

Hi All,

Has anyone tried eating liver (chicken, meat livers, etc), or know of a study doing this?

Was wondering if it would help slow down or reverse the disease.


I’ve only heard to eat liver for iron reasons. If you have UC or Chrons sometimes you can’t take iron tablets so eating liver is good to help get iron in a healthy way other than an infusion. I’m not sure reversing the disease is possible, but I’m sure eating a healthy balanced diet with lots of vegetables will keep you strong enough to fight what Evers in store for you in the future.

You may read or hear of this but there is no proof I’ve ever heard of that says eating liver will cure or slow down PSC. Keep in mind that PSC is a disease of the bile ducts of the liver. When you first get PSC you have a perfectly healthy liver in most cases. Over time as the ducts get beaded causing strictures/blockages then the bile backs up into the liver killing healthy liver cells. This eventually causes cirrosis. At this point, the only cure for PSC is a transplant, although it’s known now that taking Vancomycin can slow the progression of the disease in many patients. Please let us know if we can help you further. On a side note, please don’t ever get involved in liver cleansing diets, flushes, etc. These can cause more damage to the liver which is only exacerbated by the PSC.

PSC 2011 / Liver Transplant 2015

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When I was young, I went into a kitchen where liver had just been cooked. Since then, there is no way I could eat liver, unless it is with fava beans and a nice Chianti.

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This is believed in parts of Europe.

On a side note, to advocate for the above, in the animal kingdom most predators eat the organs first after a kill. Not muscle tissue.